Hooray, I did it!!! - I wasn't sure I'd be able to participate this week for the Blogger's Challenge Group since I've been swamped this week. My mom had a Total Knee Replacement done on Tuesday and I've been mos of the week at the hospital. In fact the day of the surgery I was there 12 hours! Last night she got to come home and I stayed the night trying to sleep on her tiny little couch (oh my aching back) so I didn't get much sleep last night either.
I had this idea in mind though and had actually started it the day before she went in for her surgery. I can't believe as rummy feeling as I am that I managed to put this card together. I may just use this for my Anniversary card to my dear hubby as today is our 16th Wedding Anniversary. We will most likely celebrate a week late though since I can't leave my mom alone for very long as she is still having a hard time getting in and out of her bed (why do they make those beds so doggone tall?)
For this card I drew my inspiration from a patterned piece of Designer Paper by Basic Grey (Figgy Pudding Line). It just oozes romance to me. I covered a square of chipboard from SU's On Board Blossoms and Basic with the DP and inked the edges with Cranberry Crisp Ink (retired). Then I ink up one small heart with White Craft Ink and dipped it in Crystal Clear EP and heated and repeated the steps until it look pearl like. For the other 2 hears I inked them with Cranberry Crisp ink first several times and then distressed them with Bravo Burgundy Ink.
I embossed the "Love" sentiment (Hero Arts) with Winter White EP. For my background I stamped the En Francais BG with Bravo Burgundy and then over stamped the Linen Background using Cranberry Crisp Ink. I also stamped the Linen BG on the Burgundy Strip and distressed the edges with the Cutter Kit. I added a piece of eyelet lace (antique stuff from way back when that my mom had) and I distressed the edges with the Cranberry Crisp ink. Then I added some half pearls (vanilla colored ones) from the Pretties Kit.
I hope hubby doesn't think it's too "feminine" because I really like how it turned out and hope you do as well.
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Now I'm off to rest a little as I probably won't get much sleep again tonight. My mom is tough but she is 79 years old and just went through a major surgery so I think it's important to be there if she needs help even though she's stubborn and thinks she can do it on her own.